By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Still dealing with frustration and sadness over the murder of International District Emergency Center (IDEC) Executive Director Donnie Chin, more than 50 residents and business owners in the Chinatown International District (CID) hoped to hear that local law enforcement officials have captured or are close to capturing those responsible for […]
Dear editor, I attended a ceremony [on June 16] for the renaming of a park in the Seattle Chinatown International District (CID) to the Donnie Chin International Children’s Park. I made the effort to attend because I was hoping that Mayor [Ed] Murray would acknowledge why the renaming of the park was so important. If […]
Sadness, anger, and frustration were just some of the emotions from a community meeting with the Seattle City Police, and state and city officials, to update citizens on the search for the killer of community activist Donnie Chin.
Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray, joined by City Councilmembers and community leaders, signed a proclamation on June 16, to rename International Children’s Park in honor of the late community advocate Donnie Chin.
By Arnold Mukai Special to the Northwest Asian Weekly As we approach the anniversary of the death of community leader Donnie Chin, I wrote a tribute letter for my childhood friend, to share my memories of the guardian angel who protected the International District (ID). I know there are thousands of people who miss this […]
The Seattle City Council voted unanimously on June 6 to rename a park after Donnie Chin. The park, at 700 S. Lane St., will be renamed Donnie Chin International Children’s Park, in honor of the late community leader who was shot and killed last July. His murder remains unsolved. Chin was instrumental in the founding […]
The Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) Seattle Lodge honored three people for this year’s Citizens Award at its 5th Annual Dinner on April 30. Those honored included Assunta Ng for founding the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation and building bridges in the community, Herb Tsuchiya for his decades of community service and civil rights […]
FROM JACL PRESIDENT: To the Honorable Mayor Ed Murray, the Honorable Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, and the Honorable Seattle City Councilmembers: The Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the nation’s oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization, is deeply alarmed by the lack of Asian Pacific Islander (API) representation in the […]
On Feb. 13, at the grand opening of the Yesler Hill Climb, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced that he has submitted a resolution to Seattle City Council to rename the International Children’s Park in Chinatown in honor of Donnie Chin, the former International District Emergency Center head, who was fatally shot in July 2015. The […]
Compiled by Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly 1. Donnie Chin murder devastates community Hundreds of people gathered at Hing Hay Park for a memorial July 26, to honor the memory of Donnie Chin, who was devoted to the International District (ID). Chin served as ad hoc security around the ID neighborhood since he was a […]